Sunday, July 19, 2009

Silence Is The Enemy

"Do you know that millions of women around the world look up to you? Okay, maybe not so specifically, but to us, as American women. Violence against women is a global issue – one that each of us has the opportunity to take positive action in..."

"Ask yourself – as a woman living in the US, are you honoring your potential to help set a precedent? Regardless of how we actually view our reality as Americans, the truth remains that there is a starry-eyed ideal often held on to by women from other countries about how life must be for us here or maybe more accurately, how life may be for them if they were here..."

"We think abuse is something that happens to other people; to women in lesser developed nations or low income environments... "

"The truth is that abuse does happen to all of us – if it is allowed to continue anywhere, then it continues to be a threat to our health, happiness and safety as well as to those we love, regardless of where we live or may come from..."

For this complete article, please visit my Inspired column on the
Michigan Women's Forum.

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